John Posner - Short Resumé

Consultant in Pharmaceutical Medicine

I qualified in pharmacology and medicine in King’s College London and King’s College Hospital and completed a 5-year residency in Internal Medicine in Beer Sheva, Israel. I entered the pharmaceutical industry in 1982 and served as Head of Clinical Pharmacology for The Wellcome Foundation from 1986 to 1995 and subsequently as a Director of Clinical Pharmacology at GlaxoWellcome. I continued to practise medicine and teach students on a part time basis for many years as Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine at King’s. 

I have provided consultancy in pharmaceutical medicine to a variety of companies over the past 15 years, initially as part of my work as medical director of a consultancy and contract research organisation and, since 1999, as an independent full time consultant.  My work has been wide-ranging but primarily in three areas:  a) exploratory development with strategic planning, design, conduct and reporting of studies of novel compounds from ‘First-in-Human’ to Proof of Concept, b) preparation of clinical documents for regulatory submissions world-wide and c) education, with extensive lecturing commitments and running training courses for pharmaceutical physicians and scientists. 

In 2007 I established a Diploma and Certificate in Human Pharmacology for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and am currently Director of these programmes.  Courses for these qualifications have been recognised as modules for MSc programmes at King’s College, London, where I am a visiting professor.  Previously, I served as Chairman of the Board of Examiners of the Faculty and I continue to work as an examiner.  I am an Executive Editor of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

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